Week # | Tues | Thurs |

1 |
1. Overview of modeling, EXPT1: Diner straw |
2. Discuss Diner Straw expt |

2 |
3. Oscillators and restoring forces; hydrostatic pressure |
4. Diner Straw expt: Modeling and data comparison |

3 |
5. ODE Review, Energy Method, damping, viscosity |
6. Simple pendulum; state variables, State Space |

4 |
7. Phase plane and state space; EXPT2: Walk / run transition |
8. Nonlinear pendulum, Oscillation period in the phase plane; energy method. |

5 |
9. Comparison and discussion of walk/run data |
10. Viscous stress, surface tension; leg lengths and walking (discuss data) |

6 | 11. Starting points in modeling: Law of Mass Action | 12. Reaction kinetics; reduction of coupled ODE systems |

7 | 13. Discussion of Projects; separation of timescales in ODE systems | - |